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Hollywood's hatred of big business is a rebel legacy

Americans can really relate to films where all authority is depicted as evil, writes Carl Mortishead

Published 29/12/2009 | 05:00

Christmas blockbuster 'Avatar', in which a planet populated by blue-skinned aliens is invaded by a mining company in search of a strange metal.
Christmas blockbuster 'Avatar', in which a planet populated by blue-skinned aliens is invaded by a mining company in search of a strange metal.

IF YOU are a parent, you will, over the next week or two, probably take the kids to see 'Avatar', this year's Christmas Hollywood blockbuster.

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Unless you are very young, like my son (aged 10), for whom it was "the best movie ever", you will probably wear the 3D goggles, enjoy the spectacle and let the plot wash over you.

However, beneath the popcorn layer, 'Avatar' has a curious message. The film tells us that big business is sinister and in league with a malevolent state.

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